Passports

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The Library is now accepting passport applications during our normal business hours.  We will stop services an hour before the Library closes

Our passport acceptance hours are:

Monday - Thursday 10 am to 8 pm

Friday 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

We are currently closed on Sundays

The most up-to-date information regarding passport services can be found on the department of state’s website.

You can also schedule an appointment with the local post offices Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Palatine, or Schaumburg here.

We can provide any passport forms you need both in the Library as well as via our Drive Up window.

Passport Application Requirements

Applications may be filled out online at www.travel.state.gov and then printed single-sided. The Library also provides applications that must be filled out in black ink with no whiteout. Do not sign the application until asked to do so by an agent.

  • Original birth certificate or certified copy issued by the city, county, or state
  • Previous U.S. passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • For minors under 18, the birth certificate must be presented
  • Valid driver's license (or ID)
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Prior U.S. passport
  • Government employee ID
  • Official Military ID card

For detailed fee information, visit the State Department's website. The Library does not accept credit or debit cards. All payments made to the State Department must be made by check or money order. The processing fee to the Library can be made by check or cash.

A color photo of yourself (2 inches by 2 inches) taken within the last 6 months is also required. The Library does not provide photo services, however, there are several places near the Library that provide the service, such as Costco and Walgreens. Review this document for more details and locations.

If you would like to know how long it will take to receive your passport, you can review detailed timing information by visiting the State Department's website.

If you were under 16 when your passport was issued you cannot renew. The Library does not accept mail-in renewal applications. To process your renewal, please visit the State Department's website.

We are also happy to answer any questions you might have by chat, phone, or email.